Tag: Lookout Records

Sellout: The Major-Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore (Mariner Books)

To be called a sellout used to be the kiss of death for independent bands. Dan Ozzi’s fantastic new book Sellout explores the concept in depth, looking at eleven bands who, for better or worse, had to face the accusations when they signed to major labels.

Punk USA: The Rise And Fall of Lookout! Records (Microcosm)

The story of how the rapid rise of what was briefly one of the premiere punk rock labels quickly begat its sordid demise.

Lost Singles: Pansy Division-“Valentine’s Day” (Lookout! Records)

Back in the 1990s, one of the more controversial punk-rock bands was Pansy Division. The group, led by the duo of Jon Ginoli and Chris Freeman, wrote hilarious songs about gay love, life, and a very open lifestyle, all in the guise of some excellent pop-punk. As a straight man, I appreciated their sense of… Read More ›